Learning to embrace failure.

Embracing failure is the most important trait that I’ve developed in my career (and my life for that matter). Granted, it took me a long time to get to this point. I no longer get down, frustrated or defensive about my failures. Instead, I have learned to learn from my failures and treat every single … Continue reading Learning to embrace failure.

Impossible means nothing when drive, passion and imagination take control.

In 1903, just 8 days before the Wright Brothers made history with the world’s first powered aircraft flight, a reporter at the New York Times wrote an article about them. He mocked their attempts and predicted that it would take at least a million years before mankind would build a flyable aeroplane. History is littered … Continue reading Impossible means nothing when drive, passion and imagination take control.

Make mistakes and fail. How it can transform your career (and your life).

We all like to play it safe, don’t we? I know that many of us like to think that we’re risk takers. But, in modern society and in what I’ve heard described as ‘the age of consequence’, it seems we’ve become more risk averse than ever before. In some ways the fear of making mistakes … Continue reading Make mistakes and fail. How it can transform your career (and your life).

How to get more social media followers for your business.

When you think of ways in which to increase your reach on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and the like, is brand strategy the first thing that comes to your mind? Something that you may not be aware of is that getting your brand right is a key step in building your commercial success on social media. … Continue reading How to get more social media followers for your business.

Turkeys or lemonade? It’s all a matter of perception.

Have you ever heard the old saying “You can’t soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by turkeys”? I’m sure you have. I’ve been there before in those environments where I’ve longed to be surrounded by inspiring people, but instead found myself being fed nothing but negativity and frustration from those I dealt with every … Continue reading Turkeys or lemonade? It’s all a matter of perception.

When are you a failure? The dangers of the blame game.

It’s funny how the simplest thing can come up out of the blue, which forces you stop and think. Here’s a quote I came across recently… “You fail all the time, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else.” Like most of us, I see motivational quotes plastered across social media every … Continue reading When are you a failure? The dangers of the blame game.

Want to be a great marketer in 2020 and beyond? Well, here’s the top skills you’ll need.

So, here we are in July 2019. Wow! That means that in less than 6 months, this decade will be all over. How can that be? As I look back over the past 10 years in marketing, so much has changed. During this time, I’ve seen more fads and trends come and go than I … Continue reading Want to be a great marketer in 2020 and beyond? Well, here’s the top skills you’ll need.

Anyone can be a Marketing Manager, can’t they?

Throughout my career, I’ve seen so many businesses place non-marketers into head of marketing positions, for the main reason being that they don’t consider marketing to be a specific skill set. Often, these people have been shifted from another area of the business where they may have been a good salesperson, a good operations manager, … Continue reading Anyone can be a Marketing Manager, can’t they?

Think positive. Take action!

The power of positive thinking is an amazing thing. Sure, you probably knew that already. You probably also knew that it can be applied to almost all aspect of life. But, did you know that if you’re an entrepreneur, it can be one of the highest contributing factors between success and failure? You may have … Continue reading Think positive. Take action!